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Windows Server 2019 Preview Build 17709. First Preview of new Hyper-V Server.

Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17709 contains the first preview of  Microsoft Hyper-V Server.From the Windows Server Insiders:What’s NewClick here to see the full list of new functionality introduced in earlier builds of Windows Server. ContainersGroup Managed Service Accounts We've improved the scalability and reliability of containers that use group managed service accounts (gMSA) to access network resources. You should see fewer authentication errors when using a single gMSA with multiple container instances. Additionally, you no longer need to set the container's host name to be the same as the gMSA. We also fixed a bug that prevented you from using gMSAs with Hyper-V isolated containers. New base image: WindowsWe're adding a new base image to the Windows Server container collection. In addition to NanoServer and WindowsServerCore container images, the new Windows image is now available. This image carries even more components than its NanoServer and ServerCore siblings, meaning it can support applications that have additional API dependencies. To learn more and get started, go to https://aka.ms/windowscontainer.Available ContentCurrent build:Windows Server 2019 Preview is available in ISO format in 18 languages, and in VHDX format in English only.  The following keys allow for unlimited activations:Datacenter Edition 6XBNX-4JQGW-QX6QG-74P76-72V67Standard Edition MFY9F-XBN2F-TYFMP-CCV49-RMYVH  Windows Server vNext Semi-Annual Preview The Server Core Edition is available in English only, in ISO or VHDX format. The images are pre-keyed -  no need to enter a key during setup.Microsoft Hyper-V ServerServer Core App Compatibility FoD PreviewWindows Admin Center Preview 1806Symbols are available on the public symbol server – see Update on Microsoft’s Symbol Server blog post and Using the Microsoft Symbol Server. As before, matching Windows Server container images will be available via Docker Hub. For more information about Windows Server containers and Insider builds, click here. This build will expire December 14th, 2018How to Download To obtain the Insider software downloads, registered Insiders may navigate directly to the Windows Server Insider Preview download page.  If you have not yet registered as an Insider, see GETTING STARTED WITH SERVER on the Windows Insiders for Business portal.
Friday, July 13, 2018

Windows Server 2016 is now generally available

Microsoft has released Windows Server 2016. In addition, System Center 2016 also hit GA.MSDN Subscriber downloads pageTechnet Evaluation CenterHyper-V Server also available:Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016Here is what's new in Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016New functionalities in Hyper-V:Compatible with Connected StandbyDiscrete device assignment Encryption support for the operating system disk in generation 1 VMsHost resource protectionHot add and remove for network adapters and memoryLinux secure bootNested virtualizationNetworking featuresProduction checkpoints Rolling Hyper-V Cluster upgradeShielded virtual machines Start order priority for clustered virtual machinesVirtualization-based security for Gen 2 VMsWindows Containers Windows PowerShell DirectUpdated functionalities in Hyper-V:Hyper-V Manager improvementsIntegration services delivered through Windows Update More memory and processors for generation 2 VMs and Hyper-V hostsShared virtual hard discsStorage QoSVirtual machine configuration file formatVirtual machine configuration version RSAT for Windows 10 was also updated on 10/12/2016Additional information:Release notes: Important Issues in Windows Server 2016  technetGetting Started with Hyper-V Server 2016 technetWindows Server 2016 Editions technetGeneral Availability of Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers in Windows Server 2016 Server & ToolsThe Ultimate Guide to Windows Server 2016  MSFTCompare features in Windows Server versions MSFTGetting Started with Windows Containers msdnWhat's new in Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016 technetAnother big step in Hybrid Cloud – Windows Server 2016 general availability  technetNano Server in the Azure Gallery and VM Agent Support technetPricing and Licensing for Windows Server 2016Azure Images: SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016PressMicrosoft's Windows Server 2016 hits general availability  ZDnetMicrosoft’s Windows Server 2016 is now generally available techcrunchFirst look at Windows Server 2016: 'Cloud for the masses'? We'll be the judge of that4 no-bull reasons Windows Server 2016 is a big deal  infoworldWhy (and how) Microsoft is circling its hybrid-cloud wagons  ZDnet
Thursday, October 13, 2016